However, Voss's post seemed to be too opinionated to be trusted, so the source Voss claimed to have gotten this information from, DuPage County Trail Coordinator Daniel Thomas, was contacted to verify the statements.
responded publicly in the blog comments that "Mr.
Judging by Mr. Thomas's
revelation, Mr. Voss didn't find reporting accurate information to be worthwhile or important.
went on to state that "In the spring of 2011, the Village of Winfield and DuPage Forest Preserve District applied for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant funds for the Winfield Mounds project … The project was rated by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
(CMAP) as worthy, but not recommended by the Transportation Committee
for immediate funding in this cycle.
said that the project "could potentially receive funding within this two year grant cycle.
Voss's statement contradicts Thomas's own statement.
stated that he
"works for neither of those organizations and cannot speak for them.
also pointed out that "The Winfield Riverwalk group has not submitted an application to CMAQ, and therefore has never been ranked.
statement by refuting Voss's claims, stating "I believe viewing the riverwalk as a trail to nowhere is a short sighted misconception.